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Motorcycle collides with FedEx van after attempting to pass on Route 12

BARNARD - On Aug. 16, at 1:51 p.m. the Vermont State Police dispatch received a call about an accident involving a FedEx van and a motorcycle. The operator of the FedEx van, Mark Priestley, age 50 from Northfield, Vt., was turning left to make a delivery on Route 12 in Barnard.
Louis Ahlen, age 75 from Woodstock, Vt. was driving a motorcycle behind Priestley. Ahlen attempted to pass Priestly on the left and Priestley started to make a left hand turn at the same time.
The front end of Ahlen motorcycle collided with the driver's side door of Priestley van. Ahlen was transported to Gifford Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.